December 22, 2013

Containers, Containers, and More Containers!!

As teachers we are always looking at those leftover containers as more than just trash. What can we do with them? We are always thinking of new and creative things.

After Gingerbread House making by the 1st graders in our school, we acquired all the leftover frosting containers. Every year we send home sight word cans with our children to hold the sight words learned throughout the school year. You can read about them here.

We now have so many containers, we are looking for other ideas from you! Here are just some of the containers and their lids:

What do you do with leftover containers in your classroom?


  1. I love your sight word can idea! I use frosting cans for pencils & crayons ~ not too original. My favorite cast off to save is foam mushroom containers. We use them everyday. They are perfect for doling out manipulatives and for corralling small craft pieces. I'm your newest follower.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! We love using the sight word cans for the children to store their sight words.

  2. DeeDee Wills from Mrs. Wills' Kindergarten has a great idea for frosting containers. They are perfect for holding letter, or game cards. The children don't have to try to keep all of the cards to a game in an organized pile (they try but it always ends up everywhere) they just keep the cards in the container and when it is someone's turn they just pull a card out and pass the container to the next person. I got this idea from DeeDee Wills and it works great!


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